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  1. #1
    Matthew E.W. Maniaci
    Guest
    To best qualify any one customer as a Nextel subscriber you need to look
    at this carrier from the standpoint of its products, services, and
    network integrity.

    This is a company that may never cover the pucker brush in certain rural
    areas... instead of a few island sites in a rural area the company seems
    to take those sites and overlay them in a populated areas providing for
    greater redundancy.

    This company partnered with Motorola to develop a proprietary digital
    technology for trunked digital two-way radio that coupled cellular phone
    services as well. These were HEAVY DUTY handsets designed to take the
    place of two devices on the duty belts of first response, law
    enforcement, fire and rescue workers, as well as the construction and
    maintenance trades. The company warranties these phones so long as you
    maintain an active service... they are built to a tougher standard than
    the "gameboys with phone functionality" that are produced for "other"
    carriers.

    More and more of the individuals who were part of the target market for
    Nextel began to have personal wireless needs... So the popularity of
    these products began gain momentum. Main steam consumers started to look
    at Nextel. These customers have be qualified properly by the
    representative they are dealing with. I have found the Internet and
    telesales do not properly qualify Nextel customers from the perspective
    of whether or not a prospect is a current wireless user... to better
    understand the customer's expectation of the network. The general
    consumer and wireless handset users have pre-conceived notions of
    wireless services... either from their personal experience or purported
    by well polished advertising.

    Because Nextel is an all digital network and does not have an analog
    backbone... because Nextel will concentrate sites in a given area to
    provide true reliability in that area... because Nextel handsets are
    built better... because this was a two-way trunked radio technology that
    coupled cellular functionality (not a phone with a two-way radio built
    in)... there need to be a certain understanding on the part of new
    subscribers. It is the job of the vendor or representative to qualify
    you. If you enter into a wireless service thinking that there is parity
    between all of the players, shame on you. Nextel is THE MOST RELIABLE
    NETWORK where they have deployed the network.

    Is it the "clearest" digital technology?... I don't think most customers
    are digital officianatos and digital quality is not that critical...
    Inflection is carried effectively on the Nextel network and thats what
    counts. As far as 3G goes my Nextel handsets accesses and navigates the
    web quicker than any other web enabled handset I have played with... The
    applications play perfectly with the network, hardware, and software.
    FUNCTION, This is the focus of this carrier. Business tools, That is
    what they install into their network and handsets. Durability, That
    which is necessary to support the field use of mobile phones.

    Yeah I am a Nextel fan... they are the only carrier that I can sustain a
    call from east to west on the Route 4 corridor of my home state,
    Vermont. NO other carrier can claim that. They still build a 3 watt
    product for customers with more demanding needs. This is a company whose
    customer service issues "transaction numbers" to callers so that they
    may track customer service issues. I could go on... but I realize I have
    gone on long enough.

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



    See More: Nextel's Strengths




  2. #2
    P Howard
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    I would like to refute the statement that Nextel is the most reliable
    carrier in the areas that they provide network coverage.

    In the Baltimore/Washington DC area, Verizon Wireless has far superior
    call connection and call retention averages... far less dropped calls
    and ineffective call attempts. I know this from personal experience as
    well as third party articles in:
    The Washington Post
    Consumer Reports
    JD Powers and Associates
    The Baltimore Sun
    The Carroll County Gazette
    just to name a few.

    What is ironic is that Washington DC is the backyard of Nextel... their
    HQ is in Reston VA, only 10 minutes away. Last I checked, around 495,
    the capital beltway which is travelled by millions each day, the average
    Nextel phone experiences 4 areas of weak signal that drop any phone call
    in progress. VZW has zero weak spots around the Capital Beltway. If I
    remember correctly, in the CR and JD Power studies, Nextel wasn't even
    in the top 3 for network quality.

    Just my 2c...

    --
    Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user


    [email protected] (Matthew E.W. Maniaci) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > To best qualify any one customer as a Nextel subscriber you need to look
    > at this carrier from the standpoint of its products, services, and
    > network integrity.
    >
    > This is a company that may never cover the pucker brush in certain rural
    > areas... instead of a few island sites in a rural area the company seems
    > to take those sites and overlay them in a populated areas providing for
    > greater redundancy.
    >
    > This company partnered with Motorola to develop a proprietary digital
    > technology for trunked digital two-way radio that coupled cellular phone
    > services as well. These were HEAVY DUTY handsets designed to take the
    > place of two devices on the duty belts of first response, law
    > enforcement, fire and rescue workers, as well as the construction and
    > maintenance trades. The company warranties these phones so long as you
    > maintain an active service... they are built to a tougher standard than
    > the "gameboys with phone functionality" that are produced for "other"
    > carriers.
    >
    > More and more of the individuals who were part of the target market for
    > Nextel began to have personal wireless needs... So the popularity of
    > these products began gain momentum. Main steam consumers started to look
    > at Nextel. These customers have be qualified properly by the
    > representative they are dealing with. I have found the Internet and
    > telesales do not properly qualify Nextel customers from the perspective
    > of whether or not a prospect is a current wireless user... to better
    > understand the customer's expectation of the network. The general
    > consumer and wireless handset users have pre-conceived notions of
    > wireless services... either from their personal experience or purported
    > by well polished advertising.
    >
    > Because Nextel is an all digital network and does not have an analog
    > backbone... because Nextel will concentrate sites in a given area to
    > provide true reliability in that area... because Nextel handsets are
    > built better... because this was a two-way trunked radio technology that
    > coupled cellular functionality (not a phone with a two-way radio built
    > in)... there need to be a certain understanding on the part of new
    > subscribers. It is the job of the vendor or representative to qualify
    > you. If you enter into a wireless service thinking that there is parity
    > between all of the players, shame on you. Nextel is THE MOST RELIABLE
    > NETWORK where they have deployed the network.
    >
    > Is it the "clearest" digital technology?... I don't think most customers
    > are digital officianatos and digital quality is not that critical...
    > Inflection is carried effectively on the Nextel network and thats what
    > counts. As far as 3G goes my Nextel handsets accesses and navigates the
    > web quicker than any other web enabled handset I have played with... The
    > applications play perfectly with the network, hardware, and software.
    > FUNCTION, This is the focus of this carrier. Business tools, That is
    > what they install into their network and handsets. Durability, That
    > which is necessary to support the field use of mobile phones.
    >
    > Yeah I am a Nextel fan... they are the only carrier that I can sustain a
    > call from east to west on the Route 4 corridor of my home state,
    > Vermont. NO other carrier can claim that. They still build a 3 watt
    > product for customers with more demanding needs. This is a company whose
    > customer service issues "transaction numbers" to callers so that they
    > may track customer service issues. I could go on... but I realize I have
    > gone on long enough.
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  3. #3
    Jay R. Ashworth
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    Matthew E.W. Maniaci <[email protected]> said to him:
    > This company partnered with Motorola to develop a proprietary digital
    > technology for trunked digital two-way radio that coupled cellular phone
    > services as well. These were HEAVY DUTY handsets designed to take the
    > place of two devices on the duty belts of first response, law
    > enforcement, fire and rescue workers, as well as the construction and
    > maintenance trades. The company warranties these phones so long as you
    > maintain an active service... they are built to a tougher standard than
    > the "gameboys with phone functionality" that are produced for "other"
    > carriers.


    This posting was *very* well thought out and written, Matthew...
    except for one thing.

    Nextel is *not* recommended (I believe it's in the terms of service)
    for life-safety application. The network is not now, nor has it ever
    been, engineered to that level of call-completion, unlike, say,
    Motorola's TETRA trunking system (which has *really* spiffy looking
    handsets), which *is* intended for public safety communications.

    And yeah, I've got an i390 that *still* works.

    Cheers,
    -- jra
    --
    Jay R. Ashworth [email protected]
    Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274

    God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson



  4. #4
    Jason Lowe
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    I find it funny that you only talk about the phones and not the service!
    We all know the service is terrible!!!

    "Jay R. Ashworth" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    > Matthew E.W. Maniaci <[email protected]> said to him:
    > > This company partnered with Motorola to develop a proprietary digital
    > > technology for trunked digital two-way radio that coupled cellular phone
    > > services as well. These were HEAVY DUTY handsets designed to take the
    > > place of two devices on the duty belts of first response, law
    > > enforcement, fire and rescue workers, as well as the construction and
    > > maintenance trades. The company warranties these phones so long as you
    > > maintain an active service... they are built to a tougher standard than
    > > the "gameboys with phone functionality" that are produced for "other"
    > > carriers.

    >
    > This posting was *very* well thought out and written, Matthew...
    > except for one thing.
    >
    > Nextel is *not* recommended (I believe it's in the terms of service)
    > for life-safety application. The network is not now, nor has it ever
    > been, engineered to that level of call-completion, unlike, say,
    > Motorola's TETRA trunking system (which has *really* spiffy looking
    > handsets), which *is* intended for public safety communications.
    >
    > And yeah, I've got an i390 that *still* works.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > -- jra
    > --
    > Jay R. Ashworth [email protected]
    > Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    > The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    > Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274
    >
    > God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  5. #5
    OCK913
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    I'm sorry, did you say "not in the top 3?" I think you should re-read the
    2003 JD Power report, I think you have some mis-information.
    http://www.cellular-news.com/story/9426.shtml


    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I would like to refute the statement that Nextel is the most reliable
    > carrier in the areas that they provide network coverage.
    >
    > In the Baltimore/Washington DC area, Verizon Wireless has far superior
    > call connection and call retention averages... far less dropped calls
    > and ineffective call attempts. I know this from personal experience as
    > well as third party articles in:
    > The Washington Post
    > Consumer Reports
    > JD Powers and Associates
    > The Baltimore Sun
    > The Carroll County Gazette
    > just to name a few.
    >
    > What is ironic is that Washington DC is the backyard of Nextel... their
    > HQ is in Reston VA, only 10 minutes away. Last I checked, around 495,
    > the capital beltway which is travelled by millions each day, the average
    > Nextel phone experiences 4 areas of weak signal that drop any phone call
    > in progress. VZW has zero weak spots around the Capital Beltway. If I
    > remember correctly, in the CR and JD Power studies, Nextel wasn't even
    > in the top 3 for network quality.
    >
    > Just my 2c...
    >
    > --
    > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    >
    >
    > [email protected] (Matthew E.W. Maniaci) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > To best qualify any one customer as a Nextel subscriber you need to look
    > > at this carrier from the standpoint of its products, services, and
    > > network integrity.
    > >
    > > This is a company that may never cover the pucker brush in certain rural
    > > areas... instead of a few island sites in a rural area the company seems
    > > to take those sites and overlay them in a populated areas providing for
    > > greater redundancy.
    > >
    > > This company partnered with Motorola to develop a proprietary digital
    > > technology for trunked digital two-way radio that coupled cellular phone
    > > services as well. These were HEAVY DUTY handsets designed to take the
    > > place of two devices on the duty belts of first response, law
    > > enforcement, fire and rescue workers, as well as the construction and
    > > maintenance trades. The company warranties these phones so long as you
    > > maintain an active service... they are built to a tougher standard than
    > > the "gameboys with phone functionality" that are produced for "other"
    > > carriers.
    > >
    > > More and more of the individuals who were part of the target market for
    > > Nextel began to have personal wireless needs... So the popularity of
    > > these products began gain momentum. Main steam consumers started to look
    > > at Nextel. These customers have be qualified properly by the
    > > representative they are dealing with. I have found the Internet and
    > > telesales do not properly qualify Nextel customers from the perspective
    > > of whether or not a prospect is a current wireless user... to better
    > > understand the customer's expectation of the network. The general
    > > consumer and wireless handset users have pre-conceived notions of
    > > wireless services... either from their personal experience or purported
    > > by well polished advertising.
    > >
    > > Because Nextel is an all digital network and does not have an analog
    > > backbone... because Nextel will concentrate sites in a given area to
    > > provide true reliability in that area... because Nextel handsets are
    > > built better... because this was a two-way trunked radio technology that
    > > coupled cellular functionality (not a phone with a two-way radio built
    > > in)... there need to be a certain understanding on the part of new
    > > subscribers. It is the job of the vendor or representative to qualify
    > > you. If you enter into a wireless service thinking that there is parity
    > > between all of the players, shame on you. Nextel is THE MOST RELIABLE
    > > NETWORK where they have deployed the network.
    > >
    > > Is it the "clearest" digital technology?... I don't think most customers
    > > are digital officianatos and digital quality is not that critical...
    > > Inflection is carried effectively on the Nextel network and thats what
    > > counts. As far as 3G goes my Nextel handsets accesses and navigates the
    > > web quicker than any other web enabled handset I have played with... The
    > > applications play perfectly with the network, hardware, and software.
    > > FUNCTION, This is the focus of this carrier. Business tools, That is
    > > what they install into their network and handsets. Durability, That
    > > which is necessary to support the field use of mobile phones.
    > >
    > > Yeah I am a Nextel fan... they are the only carrier that I can sustain a
    > > call from east to west on the Route 4 corridor of my home state,
    > > Vermont. NO other carrier can claim that. They still build a 3 watt
    > > product for customers with more demanding needs. This is a company whose
    > > customer service issues "transaction numbers" to callers so that they
    > > may track customer service issues. I could go on... but I realize I have
    > > gone on long enough.
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]
    >






  6. #6
    OCK913
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    I don't have any sources to confirm or deny what you have said therefore I
    will not try to debate it with you. I choose Nextel for the direct connect.
    Can Verizon do that? NO!! When Verizon can, and with the same quality,
    without undue delay............. then I may succumb.

    "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I would like to refute the statement that Nextel is the most reliable
    > carrier in the areas that they provide network coverage.
    >
    > In the Baltimore/Washington DC area, Verizon Wireless has far superior
    > call connection and call retention averages... far less dropped calls
    > and ineffective call attempts. I know this from personal experience as
    > well as third party articles in:
    > The Washington Post
    > Consumer Reports
    > JD Powers and Associates
    > The Baltimore Sun
    > The Carroll County Gazette
    > just to name a few.
    >
    > What is ironic is that Washington DC is the backyard of Nextel... their
    > HQ is in Reston VA, only 10 minutes away. Last I checked, around 495,
    > the capital beltway which is travelled by millions each day, the average
    > Nextel phone experiences 4 areas of weak signal that drop any phone call
    > in progress. VZW has zero weak spots around the Capital Beltway. If I
    > remember correctly, in the CR and JD Power studies, Nextel wasn't even
    > in the top 3 for network quality.
    >
    > Just my 2c...
    >
    > --
    > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    >
    >
    > [email protected] (Matthew E.W. Maniaci) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > To best qualify any one customer as a Nextel subscriber you need to look
    > > at this carrier from the standpoint of its products, services, and
    > > network integrity.
    > >
    > > This is a company that may never cover the pucker brush in certain rural
    > > areas... instead of a few island sites in a rural area the company seems
    > > to take those sites and overlay them in a populated areas providing for
    > > greater redundancy.
    > >
    > > This company partnered with Motorola to develop a proprietary digital
    > > technology for trunked digital two-way radio that coupled cellular phone
    > > services as well. These were HEAVY DUTY handsets designed to take the
    > > place of two devices on the duty belts of first response, law
    > > enforcement, fire and rescue workers, as well as the construction and
    > > maintenance trades. The company warranties these phones so long as you
    > > maintain an active service... they are built to a tougher standard than
    > > the "gameboys with phone functionality" that are produced for "other"
    > > carriers.
    > >
    > > More and more of the individuals who were part of the target market for
    > > Nextel began to have personal wireless needs... So the popularity of
    > > these products began gain momentum. Main steam consumers started to look
    > > at Nextel. These customers have be qualified properly by the
    > > representative they are dealing with. I have found the Internet and
    > > telesales do not properly qualify Nextel customers from the perspective
    > > of whether or not a prospect is a current wireless user... to better
    > > understand the customer's expectation of the network. The general
    > > consumer and wireless handset users have pre-conceived notions of
    > > wireless services... either from their personal experience or purported
    > > by well polished advertising.
    > >
    > > Because Nextel is an all digital network and does not have an analog
    > > backbone... because Nextel will concentrate sites in a given area to
    > > provide true reliability in that area... because Nextel handsets are
    > > built better... because this was a two-way trunked radio technology that
    > > coupled cellular functionality (not a phone with a two-way radio built
    > > in)... there need to be a certain understanding on the part of new
    > > subscribers. It is the job of the vendor or representative to qualify
    > > you. If you enter into a wireless service thinking that there is parity
    > > between all of the players, shame on you. Nextel is THE MOST RELIABLE
    > > NETWORK where they have deployed the network.
    > >
    > > Is it the "clearest" digital technology?... I don't think most customers
    > > are digital officianatos and digital quality is not that critical...
    > > Inflection is carried effectively on the Nextel network and thats what
    > > counts. As far as 3G goes my Nextel handsets accesses and navigates the
    > > web quicker than any other web enabled handset I have played with... The
    > > applications play perfectly with the network, hardware, and software.
    > > FUNCTION, This is the focus of this carrier. Business tools, That is
    > > what they install into their network and handsets. Durability, That
    > > which is necessary to support the field use of mobile phones.
    > >
    > > Yeah I am a Nextel fan... they are the only carrier that I can sustain a
    > > call from east to west on the Route 4 corridor of my home state,
    > > Vermont. NO other carrier can claim that. They still build a 3 watt
    > > product for customers with more demanding needs. This is a company whose
    > > customer service issues "transaction numbers" to callers so that they
    > > may track customer service issues. I could go on... but I realize I have
    > > gone on long enough.
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]
    >






  7. #7
    Jay R. Ashworth
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    Jason Lowe <[email protected]> said to him:
    > I find it funny that you only talk about the phones and not the service!
    > We all know the service is terrible!!!


    Well, quite apart from your top posting, which I haven't got the
    energy to fix -- quit that, willya? -- I was talking about the phones
    because *we were talking about the phones*.

    In the Tampa/St Pete Metro area, there currently isn't *anywhere* I
    know of -- certainly not anywhere I've been this year -- where I
    can't get a signal.

    Sometimes the signal is a little dingy, and they have holes to fill,
    yes, but they filled the one near my house, so I'm happy. ;-)

    DC breaks up a bit now and then, and *that* probably *is*
    oversubscription; I'm about to start riding them about that again.

    Phone calls are almost always perfect, and the audio quality of the
    i1000+ handset is easily the best I've ever heard -- better than most
    landline phones I talk on these days.

    I have Basic Wireless Web with AOL, and it's quite handy for the
    price.

    About the only thing that irks me is the continued inability to get
    realtime info on minute usage during the month.

    So, yeah, it's worth the money -- at least here -- and bugger off.

    Ok?

    Cheers,
    -- jra
    --
    Jay R. Ashworth [email protected]
    Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274

    God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson



  8. #8
    CCCC1 1CCCC
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Dude dont do it... as a recovering vzn user I can tell you first hand
    I'd stay with Nextel. Unless you want all the baggage that comes with
    vzn. With Nextel we have a company that works for its customers, the
    same cannot be said over vzn where since the BAM takeover the word
    service has been non-existant. The fat cats running the company could
    care less about it's customers and what we want. Vealots please note I
    said WE I am still a current vzn customer so I am talking first
    person..... THE TRUTH

    "OCK913" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I don't have any sources to confirm or deny what you have said therefore I
    > will not try to debate it with you. I choose Nextel for the direct connect.
    > Can Verizon do that? NO!! When Verizon can, and with the same quality,
    > without undue delay............. then I may succumb.
    >
    > "P Howard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I would like to refute the statement that Nextel is the most reliable
    > > carrier in the areas that they provide network coverage.
    > >
    > > In the Baltimore/Washington DC area, Verizon Wireless has far superior
    > > call connection and call retention averages... far less dropped calls
    > > and ineffective call attempts. I know this from personal experience as
    > > well as third party articles in:
    > > The Washington Post
    > > Consumer Reports
    > > JD Powers and Associates
    > > The Baltimore Sun
    > > The Carroll County Gazette
    > > just to name a few.
    > >
    > > What is ironic is that Washington DC is the backyard of Nextel... their
    > > HQ is in Reston VA, only 10 minutes away. Last I checked, around 495,
    > > the capital beltway which is travelled by millions each day, the average
    > > Nextel phone experiences 4 areas of weak signal that drop any phone call
    > > in progress. VZW has zero weak spots around the Capital Beltway. If I
    > > remember correctly, in the CR and JD Power studies, Nextel wasn't even
    > > in the top 3 for network quality.
    > >
    > > Just my 2c...
    > >
    > > --
    > > Verizon customer/ formerly Cingular user/ formerly Sprint PCS user
    > >
    > >
    > > [email protected] (Matthew E.W. Maniaci) wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > To best qualify any one customer as a Nextel subscriber you need to look
    > > > at this carrier from the standpoint of its products, services, and
    > > > network integrity.
    > > >
    > > > This is a company that may never cover the pucker brush in certain rural
    > > > areas... instead of a few island sites in a rural area the company seems
    > > > to take those sites and overlay them in a populated areas providing for
    > > > greater redundancy.
    > > >
    > > > This company partnered with Motorola to develop a proprietary digital
    > > > technology for trunked digital two-way radio that coupled cellular phone
    > > > services as well. These were HEAVY DUTY handsets designed to take the
    > > > place of two devices on the duty belts of first response, law
    > > > enforcement, fire and rescue workers, as well as the construction and
    > > > maintenance trades. The company warranties these phones so long as you
    > > > maintain an active service... they are built to a tougher standard than
    > > > the "gameboys with phone functionality" that are produced for "other"
    > > > carriers.
    > > >
    > > > More and more of the individuals who were part of the target market for
    > > > Nextel began to have personal wireless needs... So the popularity of
    > > > these products began gain momentum. Main steam consumers started to look
    > > > at Nextel. These customers have be qualified properly by the
    > > > representative they are dealing with. I have found the Internet and
    > > > telesales do not properly qualify Nextel customers from the perspective
    > > > of whether or not a prospect is a current wireless user... to better
    > > > understand the customer's expectation of the network. The general
    > > > consumer and wireless handset users have pre-conceived notions of
    > > > wireless services... either from their personal experience or purported
    > > > by well polished advertising.
    > > >
    > > > Because Nextel is an all digital network and does not have an analog
    > > > backbone... because Nextel will concentrate sites in a given area to
    > > > provide true reliability in that area... because Nextel handsets are
    > > > built better... because this was a two-way trunked radio technology that
    > > > coupled cellular functionality (not a phone with a two-way radio built
    > > > in)... there need to be a certain understanding on the part of new
    > > > subscribers. It is the job of the vendor or representative to qualify
    > > > you. If you enter into a wireless service thinking that there is parity
    > > > between all of the players, shame on you. Nextel is THE MOST RELIABLE
    > > > NETWORK where they have deployed the network.
    > > >
    > > > Is it the "clearest" digital technology?... I don't think most customers
    > > > are digital officianatos and digital quality is not that critical...
    > > > Inflection is carried effectively on the Nextel network and thats what
    > > > counts. As far as 3G goes my Nextel handsets accesses and navigates the
    > > > web quicker than any other web enabled handset I have played with... The
    > > > applications play perfectly with the network, hardware, and software.
    > > > FUNCTION, This is the focus of this carrier. Business tools, That is
    > > > what they install into their network and handsets. Durability, That
    > > > which is necessary to support the field use of mobile phones.
    > > >
    > > > Yeah I am a Nextel fan... they are the only carrier that I can sustain a
    > > > call from east to west on the Route 4 corridor of my home state,
    > > > Vermont. NO other carrier can claim that. They still build a 3 watt
    > > > product for customers with more demanding needs. This is a company whose
    > > > customer service issues "transaction numbers" to callers so that they
    > > > may track customer service issues. I could go on... but I realize I have
    > > > gone on long enough.
    > > >
    > > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]
    > >

    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  9. #9
    Stanley Cline
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 19:55:35 GMT, "Jay R. Ashworth"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >About the only thing that irks me is the continued inability to get
    >realtime info on minute usage during the month.


    Rumour from other sources says you'll have that (via MyNextel online)
    next week

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune



  10. #10
    Jay R. Ashworth
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    Stanley Cline <[email protected]> said to him:
    > On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 19:55:35 GMT, "Jay R. Ashworth"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >About the only thing that irks me is the continued inability to get
    > >realtime info on minute usage during the month.

    >
    > Rumour from other sources says you'll have that (via MyNextel online)
    > next week


    That's what they told me 6 months ago.

    Cheers,-
    - jra
    --
    Jay R. Ashworth [email protected]
    Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274

    God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson



  11. #11
    Jay R. Ashworth
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    Jay <[email protected]> said to him:
    > Who have you been talking to???


    Many people, and I didn't say anything to any of them about power
    ouput on Nextel towers.

    Please be more careful with your quoting and attributions, particular
    if you're going to rant, won't you? And ixnay on the top-posting
    there, too, guy.

    Cheers,
    -- jra
    --
    Jay R. Ashworth [email protected]
    Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274

    God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson



  12. #12
    Jay R. Ashworth
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    MArk Filla <[email protected]> said to him:
    > I was just bringing up points on what I know about the NEXTEL
    > infrastructure by a former NEXTEL employee who now works with me as we
    > both are wireless engineers.


    Fine.

    But you posted it as a rebuttal to *me*, rebutting things I did not
    say.

    > My biggest point is that NEXTEL has poor site design by lack of back-up
    > power and HVAC capacity to consider themselves a real public safety
    > solution as I designed and now manage a "real" public safety radio
    > system (with 10 sites, 283 transmitters, and 3 loops of 6 GHz microwave
    > ) that covers inside medium and high density buildings (that NEXTEL
    > only wishes it could cover in the County) with almost 98% reliability.
    > That is what I use as a comparison.


    And you missed the part where I said that not only does nextel not
    position themselves as Public Safety, their service agreement has
    terms whereby you specifically guarantee them that you *won't* use it
    that way -- or at least, the one *we* signed did.

    > The site ERP topic only came up because of the proven interference that
    > they are causing to Public Safety because of the front end overloading
    > to the public safety radios that share the 800 MHz. band. If I want to
    > bring up additional details or topics I believe that I am in my right to
    > do that.


    You can do whatever you want.

    Just learn how to fly your newsreader, dude.

    Cheers,
    -- jra

    --
    Jay R. Ashworth [email protected]
    Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274

    God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson



  13. #13
    MArk Filla
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Sorry Jay,

    My apologies. I was just trying to follow the flow of the posts. Bad
    habit from the Yahoo Groups that I usually post in.

    I'll be more attentive next time.
    --
    Mark KS4VT


    "Jay R. Ashworth" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    > MArk Filla <[email protected]> said to him:
    > > I was just bringing up points on what I know about the NEXTEL
    > > infrastructure by a former NEXTEL employee who now works with me as we
    > > both are wireless engineers.

    >
    > Fine.
    >
    > But you posted it as a rebuttal to *me*, rebutting things I did not
    > say.
    >
    > > My biggest point is that NEXTEL has poor site design by lack of back-up
    > > power and HVAC capacity to consider themselves a real public safety
    > > solution as I designed and now manage a "real" public safety radio
    > > system (with 10 sites, 283 transmitters, and 3 loops of 6 GHz microwave
    > > ) that covers inside medium and high density buildings (that NEXTEL
    > > only wishes it could cover in the County) with almost 98% reliability.
    > > That is what I use as a comparison.

    >
    > And you missed the part where I said that not only does nextel not
    > position themselves as Public Safety, their service agreement has
    > terms whereby you specifically guarantee them that you *won't* use it
    > that way -- or at least, the one *we* signed did.
    >
    > > The site ERP topic only came up because of the proven interference that
    > > they are causing to Public Safety because of the front end overloading
    > > to the public safety radios that share the 800 MHz. band. If I want to
    > > bring up additional details or topics I believe that I am in my right to
    > > do that.

    >
    > You can do whatever you want.
    >
    > Just learn how to fly your newsreader, dude.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > -- jra
    >
    > --
    > Jay R. Ashworth [email protected]
    > Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    > The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    > Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647 1274
    >
    > God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  14. #14
    BigFatWadd
    Guest

    Re: Nextel's Strengths

    Only stregnth they have is when I plow them up the azz!

    HAHAHHAHAH


    "Jay R. Ashworth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Stanley settled back into the couch, and
    > Jay <[email protected]> said to him:
    > > Who have you been talking to???

    >
    > Many people, and I didn't say anything to any of them about power
    > ouput on Nextel towers.
    >
    > Please be more careful with your quoting and attributions, particular
    > if you're going to rant, won't you? And ixnay on the top-posting
    > there, too, guy.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > -- jra
    > --
    > Jay R. Ashworth

    [email protected]
    > Member of the Technical Staff Baylink
    > The Suncoast Freenet The Things I Think
    > Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 647

    1274
    >
    > God, unlike Anya, is fond of bunnies. -- Chelsea Christenson






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